dementia

Health in Scotland 2008: shedding light on hidden epidemics

Report from the Chief Medical Officer reviewing some of the data on the habits which studies are showing have a dramatic effect on risks of developing chronic ill health or premature death.

It also considers some of the mental health problems which may contribute to chronic stress in sufferers by lessening their ability to control and manage their lives. Such problems include ADHD in adults, post traumatic stress syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Taking charge: a short guide to self-directed support for people with dementia and their carers

Booklet which explains how self-directed support works. It is suitable for people with dementia, their families, friends and supporters.

Confusion, depression or dementia? : The need for comprehensive assessment

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is about the different causes of confusion and dementia, and the states of mental and emotional distress that can be mistaken for dementia. It is intended for carers, professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in dementia and related conditions. This factsheet does not give comprehensive information on mental and emotional distress in older people.

Common Mental Health Problems amongst Older People

This learning object introduces you to some of the key facts and statistics about depression, dementia and long standing mental ill health. It explains who might be at risk of developing a mental illness as they grow older and why. It also includes information about people who have experienced serious mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout their lives and the main issues facing them as they age. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.

The Pick's Disease Support Group

Caring for people with frontotemporal dementia is hard, there are few facilities tailored for the younger sufferer and those are not always appropriate for people with frontotemporal dementia. Also there are no specific treatments yet for frontotemporal dementia. All this adds to the distress, isolation and burden of caring. The PDSG tries to decrease the burden by providing information and support.

Caring for someone with dementia: communicating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet outlines the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Assessments for NHS-funded nursing care

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia living in nursing homes should have their nursing care provided free of charge by the NHS; this is known as the registered nursing care contribution (RNCC). The amount that the NHS will contribute towards a person’s nursing care is banded and determined by an assessment.

Mental health of Chinese and Vietnamese people in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet aims to shed some light on what is known about the Chinese and Vietnamese communities and their mental health needs and is intended for professionals, students, and members of the Chinese and Vietnamese community in Britain. Much of the information will be useful for mental health service users and carers.